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Limiting Speed for children

I have just purchased a Nissan 2014 Sentra SV 1.8L 4Cyl. I got this car for several of my children to share. I would like to limit its speed to 55MPH. I know they govern the car at about 94MPH. Is there any easy way to reprogram or lower this speed with some kind of device that plugs in the port or can the ECU be set at a lower speed. Is this a complicated procedure?... or can it be hooked up to with some programming software and changed... Ballpark Cost maybe?

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Not sure about reprogramming it to be set for a lower speed.But there are systems out there like Viper Smart Start with GPS. that has a option to alert your phone if a certain speed is passed. Granted that this might not be what your looking for,but if someone knows they are being monitored then they might be less inclined to speed.


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Thanks for the reply, I was hoping to actually to do this as a one time (or two time if I ever sell the car) without having to pay a monthly fee. If I can't find a way to govern the speed, I may go this route. Thanks again for the reply.
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55 seems awful slow. Don't get me wrong, I know what you are trying to do, but if there comes a time to take it on the interstate or other places with higher speeds, 55 while legal could be just as hazardous as speeding.

Darth has a good idea. There are also free apps for phones that use GPS to monitor and record speeds. However, that requires the driver to start and stop the recording. Also, check with your auto insurance company. I know there was one for a while that was advertising safe driving discounts but installing a module to track speed and driving habits. Maybe you can get what you need for free.
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I think that's a good idea but it's leaving the parenting to the car. Go with Darth's idea and receive an alert if a certain speed is passed and then dish out the consequence.

My kids know that if there's ever a ticket for some stupid reason, I'm done paying their car insurance and they won't be driving any car I bought. If there's some type of tragic accident because of stupidity, you sleep in the bed you made.

Granted, one only has his permit and the other is 11, but I've been drilling the big responsibility of driving into their heads for years. And if I can't trust them with little things, I can't trust them with something as large as driving.



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Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like a good idea
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Limiting speed seems somewhat dangerous to me. There have been plenty of times where I needed to go faster for safety reasons. Maybe I put myself in those situations because I knew I had the power to get out of them, but that isn't quite the issue. I just know I wouldn't want to be stuck behind someone going 48 because I don't have the ability to pass them if my top speed is 55, and the car behind me would now have two cars to pass.

I put a dash cam in my car for very little money. If I had kids, I'd have no problem watching those files (can go as fast as 64x) and read their speed, etc.
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Another thing will be to get a dashcam with GPS and speed readout. You can record and review their daily drive,but also it will be helpful in case they are pulled over by the cops who might claim they ran red light stop sign. Or caused accident Heaven Forbid. Times are changing today ,anything that puts the ball in your court will be to your advantage. As cops like to target young drivers...not being paranoid just speaking the truth as these stories are common place.
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If you are that worried about there abilities maybe you should also consider the safety of the other people on the road. I agree with everyones comments. But drivers license is way to easy to get .they can head on in to truck and it will be worse than hitting a wall going 100. limited speed will do nothing to make a good driver. If you want to help go to a icy parking lot and let them practice vehicle recovery and accident avoidance. And put a app on there phone that stops text while in motion
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